Monthly Archives: September 30, 2019

  • Waterways can boost India-Bangladesh ties

    September 30, 2019

    With 54 transboundary rivers shared between them, India and Bangladesh can boost their ties, as well as improve the living conditions of people living alongside them if they cooperate

  • boat sailing across Indus River delta

    To save Pakistan, look under its rivers

    September 27, 2019

    More than 400 million acre feet of existing fresh water storage exists in Pakistan’s riverine aquifers, and may be the key to managing the country’s water security

  • Himalaya water. Glacier in the Himalayas that is now melting too early in the spring to provide irrigation water

    Trapped between melting glaciers and a rising sea: UN

    September 25, 2019

    Lives of more than 1.4 billion people living in mountains, coasts and islands are in jeopardy due to an accelerated rise in sea levels and faster melting of the planet’s ice cover, says the latest IPCC report

  • Toolkits to deal with Asian droughts

    September 23, 2019

    As severe multi-year droughts blight Asia, organisations are coming together to create toolkits and response mechanisms to deal with the crisis

  • Rajendra Singh

    One law to rule India’s rivers

    September 20, 2019

    As the Indian government pushes a law that would further centralise water management under its power, state governments and water activists protest

  • Climate activists in Karachi, Pakistan holding signs in the march for the climate [image courtesy: FridaysForFuture Pakistan]

    Pakistanis are marching to combat climate change

    September 19, 2019

    As students and climate activists get ready to march for the climate in Pakistan, Atika Rehman finds out why Pakistanis find it impossible to ignore climate change impacts any longer

  • Thatta, Indus Delta

    A barrage to save, or doom, the Indus delta

    September 18, 2019

    Pakistani authorities say construction of a barrage will address key water issues, but there have been no local consultations, and experts fear that it will only add to the problems in the Indus delta

  • farmers house in Sikkim

    Dealing with land degradation through organic farming

    September 17, 2019

    The move towards organic farming in Bhutan, Nepal, and the Indian state of Sikkim provides a clear way forward in dealing with land degradation and pursuing sustainable development in the Himalayas